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1996 Chateau Palmer Margaux
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About Chateau Palmer

Chateau Palmer may have been classified a Third Growth in 1855, but today it routinely challenges Chateau Margaux for "best of the appellation" status. This "Super Second" has routinely picked up the slack in years that Margaux has fallen short.

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1996 Chateau Palmer Margaux

Producer: Chateau Palmer
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Margaux

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89-92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 1998

More saturated ruby-red color. More serious, darker aromas of blackberry, mulberry, and licorice, plus complicating truffle and floral nuances. Much sweeter and denser though currently a bit mute in the middle palate due to the recent fining. But this wine silky texture, solid backbone, very fine tannins and persistent, subtle finishing flavor suggest that 1996 will turn out to be a topnotch year for this chateau.

91 Points | Wine Spectator
91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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1996 Chateau Palmer Margaux
by yerffejmj
This is a good wine on its way to being very good. Still too young to have fully developed. Tannins are very strong. Decant if drinking now. Personally, I will will wait at least 5 years before opening another bottle.


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